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Live Updates: Chelsea 1 – 0 Liverpool.

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There are strong indications that Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho may likely kiss his job goodbye should nothing short of three points come their way today, October 31, when they lock horns with rival Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge.

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After suffering their fifth top-flight defeat this season away to West Ham last Saturday, defending Capital One Cup champions Chelsea were knocked out of the tournament by Stoke City on penalties three days later.

To compound the club, and indeed Mourinho’s woes, the FA handed the Portuguese tactician and his assistant Silvino Louro a misconduct charge following the pair’s dismissals at Upton Park while both Chelsea and West Ham were charged for failing to control their players during the game.

Mourinho, though, is expected to still be present on the touchline when the Blues host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge today.

It will however be a herculean task for the Portuguese as he will come up against Jurgen Klopp’s team, who is still searching for his first league win after joining the team last month.

This game promises to be cracker and Naij.com will be bringing you live coverage of the game.

Chelsea XI: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.

 

19′ A smart-turn by Lallana with a powerful shot…., Begovic saves.

17′ Liverpool are now settled into the game. It took a while though, but the keep tossing the ball around intelligently. Chelsea are obviously concentrating more on their defence after the have conceded 19 goals this season.

15′ Liverpool looking dangerous, but Moreno lacks composure in front of goal. His shot goes far from the target.

13′ Oscar with the counter; another intelligent interception by Clyne. Good play Liverpool.

12′ Good play by Clyne on the right-flank, but his cross could not find a red shirt. Begovic takes the ball.

11′ Mikel in the thick of the action; the Nigerian repels another move by Firminho.

9′ Yet again, Lucas brings down another player, Costa this time. Referee cautions him one more time,

8′ Another chance for the blues…Terry heads ball across goal, but the assistant referee spotted Zouma in the offside position.

7′ Lucas with the foul and Chelsea with a freekick at a prime position.

6′ Great play by Azpilicueta as he intercepts the ball for another Chelsea counter. The home fans are up to their feet.

4′ GOOOOAAALLL!!! ramires heads the ball into the net as Chelsea begins with adream start. It’s a really good finish.

2′ First chance of the game comes to Firminho, but his shot sails wide the Chelsea goal.

1′ The game is under-way here at the Bridge, let’s see what the blues will come out with here. Liverpool looks ready for this epic battle.

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Kobe Bryant fans sign petition to make his image the new NBA logo

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More than 800,000 fans have signed a petition to replace the NBA logo with an image of Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people in California on Sunday.

‘With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo,‘ read the Change.Org petition, which was posted by a Nick M. of Vancouver, British Columbia.

So far, the petition has over 800,000 signatures.

The current logo is a silhouette of fellow Lakers legend Jerry West, who expressed in the past that he would not mind if the logo was changed.

Kobe Bryant died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others when his chopper crashed in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Rihanna pictured watching UEFA champions league against Atletico Madrid

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Pop star, Rihanna was spotted tonight at the VIP center of Juventus’ Allianz Arena stadium watching the UEFA Champions league between Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

 

Juventus’ official twitter account recognized her presence with photos of her during the game and a video of her arrival at the stadium.

 

Juventus won the match against Atletico Madrid as a free-kick from

Paulo Dybala guaranteed the Italian side top spot in Group D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Odion Ighalo announced his retirement from international football with Nigeria

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Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has confirmed his retirement from international football with Nigeria after winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Golden Boot last night.

He wrote on his IG page :

This is one of the most difficult career decisions I have had to take. It’s been an amazing 5 years journey, but after due consultation and extensive discussion with my family, I have decided it’s time for me to retire from the National team.

It’s has been an eventful and most memorable opportunity to serve my country with pride, passion and to contribute my quota to the development of our football, the memories would stay with me for a long time and I’m immensely grateful. It is now time to concentrate on Club football and give the younger players chance to learn and grow.

I would love to thank the NFF, coach Gernot Rohr for believing in me against all odds,to my teammates for their professionalism and team spirit without you guys I wouldn’t have achieved so much with this team.

To NIGERIAN football fans all over the world,I SAY THANK YOU, you were always there to cheer us on and our 12th players every time we step into the pitch. I will be watching and cheering the SUPER EAGLES from this side. THANK YOU…..signing OUT.

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